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UNM physicist discovers strange forces acting on nanoparticles

UNM physicist discovers strange forces acting on nanoparticles

The discovery, published in Physical Review Letters, was made by an international team of researchers led by UNM Assistant Professor Alejandro Manjavacas in the Department of Physics & Astronomy. Collaborators on the project include Francisco Rodríguez-Fortuño (King’s College London, U.K.), F. Javier García de Abajo (The Institute of Photonic Sciences, Spain) and Anatoly Zayats (King’s College London, U.K.).


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Finding job opportunities in architecture

Finding job opportunities in architecture

A & P is the only professional school in the state of New Mexico that offers masters and bachelors degrees in architecture, community and regional planning and landscape architecture. The school also offers graduate certificates in historic preservation and regionalism, as well as in urban innovation.


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UNM awarded NSF ADVANCE grant to create institutional transformation across STEM fields

UNM awarded NSF ADVANCE grant to create institutional transformation across STEM fields

For decades, women have been significantly underrepresented in the faculty ranks, especially in the higher levels of academia in nearly all Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. Some say not enough attention has been paid to the recruitment, retention and advancement of women and minorities.


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UNM research reveals big benefits to housing homeless population

UNM research reveals big benefits to housing homeless population

A new report from The University of New Mexico Institute for Social Research (ISR) could help change the way cities, counties and states deal with homelessness. The study, which researchers say is one of the most comprehensive looks at the economic impact of homelessness to-date, shows it actually costs less to house chronically homeless people than to leave them on the streets.


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Interdisciplinary research team brings $1.2 million NSF study to UNM

Interdisciplinary research team brings $1.2 million NSF study to UNM

A combination of UNM sociologists, a political scientist and a geologist are conducting innovative academic and evaluative research on one of the most successful science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education alliances in the country.


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Engineering students learn how to design bridges using 3D printing

Engineering students learn how to design bridges using 3D printing

Students in The University of New Mexico Department of Civil Engineering designed and built a railroad bridge this semester, which may not seem like an unusual feat for these students. But, this group of budding engineers did it a little differently – with the aid of 3D printing.


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Heinrich announces funding for Innovative STEM Education Program at KAFB

Heinrich announces funding for Innovative STEM Education Program at KAFB

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, recently announced $25 million in authorized funding for the continuation of the nationwide STARBASE program, which motivates fifth grade students to explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) through hands-on learning in collaboration with military installations.


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UNM's 2016 top-10 research news stories

UNM's 2016 top-10 research news stories: Researchers at UNM make great strides

When most people think about lasers, they usually imagine them generating heat and even setting something on fire. But, for a group of scientists in The University of New Mexico’s Department of Physics & Astronomy, lasers are actually being used to reach temperatures colder than the arctic circle.


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Call opens for 2017 Women In STEM awards at UNM

Call opens for 2017 Women In STEM awards at UNM

Women faculty in The University of New Mexico's STEM fields can now apply for a variety of grants as part of the 2017 Women In STEM awards. The awards are supported by an anonymous gift made to UNM to support research by, and professorships for, women faculty in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.


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AFRL, UNM collaborate to mentor undergrads

AFRL, UNM collaborate to mentor undergrads

The Air Force Research Laboratory at Kirtland Air Force Base and The University of New Mexico have established a successful UNM+AFRL Mentoring program that promises benefits to the community and the nation. The program matches UNM undergraduate students with AFRL scientists and engineers (S&E), military or civilian, to provide personal and professional mentorship.


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